What is knowledge translation?

“A dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of Canadians, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.”  -  Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)

The purpose of knowledge translation within DEVOTION is to move research evidence into practice. Collaborations between a diversity of stakeholders within this network (including researchers, policy makers, patients, parents and community members) help to create a pipeline for taking discoveries in early childhood research and direct these findings into practice and policy to benefit Manitobans sooner.

Want to learn more about knowledge translation? Visit CHI's KT blog called KnowledgeNudge.

Within the DEVOTION network, a Patient Engagement Coordinator provides knowledge translation support and services to a range of knowledge users.


A Patient Engagement Coodrinator sits between the researchers that help to produce evidence-based findings, and those who use knowledge, such as policy makers, patients, parents and community. This role helps to bridge a gap that can exist between these two worlds and build connections between a diversity of stakeholders.


The Patient Engagement Coordinator supports social media engagement, clear language writing, visual dissemination (i.e. infographics), KT events, and stakeholder engagement activities. 


For more information, please contact Rachel Keijzer.